The Violets - The Lost Pages

The Lost Pages

The Violets

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 11 tracks £7.99 Out of stock.
Download Album (mp3) 11 tracks £7.50
Download Album (flac) 11 tracks £7.50
Download individual tracks   from £0.75

Description

The Violets - The Lost Pages

The Violets are four punk fantasists from London who set out to create a sinister mood with elemental and triumphant pop music. Drawing inspiration from a range of disparate influences such as Neue Deutsche Welle, David Lynch and French Coldwave, The Violets have created a monochrome corner of their own.

They began life as a three piece garage punk ensemble who could barely play their instruments, yet there was a vitality which belied their musical talents and set the band in motion, their overwhemingly energetic live show and the imposing prescence of blonde frontwoman Alexis Mary provided an intensity that was missing from the post-Libertines skiffle bands of London's live circuit.

The Violets play with stripped-down ferocity, they're earthshakingly powerful and equally spatial by turns. Guitarist Joe Daniel is Keith Levene meets The Normal. On 'Descend', built around feedback and shards of melody, he makes his guitar sound like a laptop. Although he lurks stage left, he is central to The Violets' show; it's the dynamic between him and Alexis that allows her Dali-esque visions to succeed. The rhythm section also works with a conflicting dynamic; the melodic basslines wrap themselves around the avant-hardcore of Andrew Moran's drums, working against each other to provide seductively awkward grooves.

Having assumed various different forms in their time together, The Violets debut album shifts comfortably from raucous garage punk (Forget Me Not) to Coldwave disco (Co-Plax, Troubles Of Keneat), via moments of sheer pop (Shade To Be, Parting Glances) tender reflection (Nature Of Obsession) and Hunky Dory-esque classic songwriting (Half Light). By turns they can be disturbing violent art-punk or soothing and melodically poised, yet all the while retaining a sense of otherworldliness that treads a cohesive path through 'The Lost Pages' thirty five minutes.

Having released a clutch of 7" singles on the Angular Recording Corporation, the bands records have garnered airplay on Radio One, MTV2, 6Music and become a staple on the indie dancefloors of clubs such as Trash and Southend's Junk Club - where they met likeminded bands These New Puritans and The Horrors, who have regularly championed The Violets in their interviews.

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Tracklisting

CD Album (ARC028)
  1. The Violets - Shade To Be
  2. The Violets - Descend
  3. The Violets - Troubles Of Keneat
  4. The Violets - In Your Statue
  5. The Violets - Forget Me Not
  6. The Violets - Co-Plax
  7. The Violets - Foreo
  8. The Violets - Hush Away
  9. The Violets - Half Light
  10. The Violets - Parting Glances
  11. The Violets - Nature Of Obsession
Download Album (ARC028)
  1. The Violets - Shade To Be
  2. The Violets - Descend
  3. The Violets - Troubles Of Keneat
  4. The Violets - In Your Statue
  5. The Violets - Forget Me Not
  6. The Violets - Co-Plax
  7. The Violets - Foreo
  8. The Violets - Hush Away
  9. The Violets - Half Light
  10. The Violets - Parting Glances
  11. The Violets - Nature Of Obsession

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Shade To Be 3m 32s £0.75
2 Descend 1m 34s £0.75
3 Troubles Of Keneat 3m 52s £0.75
4 In Your Statue 3m 10s £0.75
5 Forget Me Not 2m 17s £0.75
6 Co-Plax 4m 11s £0.75
7 Foreo 3m 6s £0.75
8 Hush Away 3m 54s £0.75
9 Half Light 2m 40s £0.75
10 Parting Glances 5m 10s £0.75
11 Nature Of Obsession 2m 57s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (11 tracks) £7.50
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Shade To Be 3m 32s £0.75
2 Descend 1m 34s £0.75
3 Troubles Of Keneat 3m 52s £0.75
4 In Your Statue 3m 10s £0.75
5 Forget Me Not 2m 17s £0.75
6 Co-Plax 4m 11s £0.75
7 Foreo 3m 6s £0.75
8 Hush Away 3m 54s £0.75
9 Half Light 2m 40s £0.75
10 Parting Glances 5m 10s £0.75
11 Nature Of Obsession 2m 57s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (11 tracks) £7.50
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section